Dan is the co-team lead of the firm’s Patent practice. His practice focuses on intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as advertising, marketing and E-commerce.
As a patent attorney registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Dan commonly drafts and prosecutes electrical, mechanical, internet-based and business method patent applications for large, private corporations as well as research laboratories. Dan’s patent practice focuses on vehicular components and engines, lighting devices, telecommunications devices, power systems, computer chip and electronic components, and computer software and web-based inventions. He also has substantial experience in post issuance proceedings, and was lead counsel on the first two Post-Grant Review Proceedings ever to be instituted, which were successful. Dan provides intellectual property litigation support in patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret and unfair competition lawsuits, and has also been involved in more than a dozen other post issuance proceedings before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board. Dan also routinely conducts product reviews and provides opinions of non-infringement and freedom to operate to clients.
Dan also has extensive trademark experience, and has spent significant time filling in as in-house trademark counsel for a branding-focused Fortune 250 company. He has prosecuted foreign and domestic trademark applications and enforced trademark rights for multinational corporations, including Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings against domain name cyber-squatters.
Dan has experience with the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and routinely assists clients with mobile and digital applications used in social media for marketing or other purposes. He has also worked with major book retailers and publishers with regard to rights of privacy and publicity, as well as with copyright issues. Additionally, Dan has written extensively on 3D printing.